STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Opelousas Man Arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder After a Dispute on Shute Street

Officers responded to the area of Wallior & Emmett St. for a call for shots fired in the area on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 6:04 PM

Officers responded to the area of Wallior & Emmett St. for a call for shots fired in the area on Monday, August 2, 2021 at about 12:30 P.M . It was later determined that after speaking to a party involved in a dispute that the incident took place in the 600blk of Shute St.

The shooting was a result of the victim in this incident going to a residence in the 600blk of Shute St. to try and locate some alleged stolen property. During this time the suspected shooter who was later identified as Eric Jones pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the victim and struck his vehicle at least once shattering a window before the victim fled, and contacted Police from another location.

It was learned that Jones was also a convicted felon barring him from legally possessing a firearm. Jones was taken into custody and booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for the following charges:

Eric Don Jones, age 33, Opelousas, LA

Attempted second degree murder
Aggravated criminal damage to property
Felon in possession of a firearm

Lafayette
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
New Iberia
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 60°
Ville Platte
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 52°
Abbeville
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 55°
Crowley
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 58°
St. Martinville
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 60°
Opelousas
Partly Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 52°
Beautiful weekend ahead

Latest Video

Image

A Beautiful Weekend Ahead

Image

Seasonal vs. Pandemic Flu

Image

Feels like October

Image

Silverbacks Theatre Improve- 1 Class Starts This Weekend

Image

ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING

Image

Silverbacks Theatre Improve- 1 Class Starts This Weekend

Image

Kid Lit Pick Of The Week: You Matter by Christian Robinson

Image

Registration Now Open For First Annual Semper Fi Strides 5K

Image

Community Coffee Helping The Communities Impacted By Hurricane Ida

Image

Lafayette Crimestoppers

Community Events